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Monitoring Glucose and Lactate with Electrochemistry

Electrochemical circuits are often used to study energy, but what about biological sources of energy? How the brain uses its energy stores is still not fully understood. As such, Sombers’ lab is looking for answers.

Alex Forderhase has been producing some sweet data using enzyme-modified electrodes for glucose and lactate monitoring. Here she is presenting her work last month for the 20th Annual Student/Postdoc Symposium of the W.M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology:

Alex Forderhase at the Keck Center for Behavioral Biology symposium in spring 2019

Alex Forderhase at the Keck Center for Behavioral Biology symposium in spring 2019

Alex has been crafting new techniques for looking at electro-chemically inactive molecules. By bringing in new molecules for analysis by FSCV, she can monitor brain activity in new, unexpected ways!